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Title page designer: Jenna Hipgrave of The Hungry Workshop for Seja Vogel

Well, the book is officially out and launched but I’d still love to share with you more of the designers who contributed title pages to the book over the coming weeks.

The Hungry Workshop are a letterpress-loving duo who have recently relocated to Melbourne from Brisbane. Jenna Hipgrave of THW contributed this title page for Brisbane-based musician and textile artist Seja Vogel.

Here, she tells us about her design concept and process:

I really like the fact that Seja has both a cool synth-punk music style and a soft and squishy plush crafting side which all comes together with her carefully crafted felt synthesizers. I wanted to represent the two very different sides of Seja typographically, while also showing how they aren’t that disparate. The thread and the amp cable are from different worlds, but are still quite similar. 

I sketched out the basic type layout the good old fashioned way: by hand (about 1,000 times) with a pencil and paper then scanned a few of my favourites in, mushed them together and refined the outline in Adobe Illustrator. From there I fleshed it out, added a few fuzzy bits on the thread and the shading on the chord.

Thanks, Jenna. The Hungry Workshop have also designed and produced the beautiful letter pressed bookmark included with the CWC book. More on that later in the week!

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